Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Renovated small dog run reopens in Tompkins Square Park



After nearly two weeks, the repairs have wrapped up in the small dog run in Tompkins Square Park...



As EVG correspondent Steven notes, the small dog run returned to action this afternoon.

The renovations include improved drainage and the addition of an artificial grass designed specifically for dogs.

Here's Cashew checking out the turf...

11 comments:

noble neolani said...

Meanwhile children are sleeping in cars in NYC

Anonymous said...

Since we give up 50% + of our income in taxes, it is ok to get some benefit from it for our dogs.

Anonymous said...

Dog: "Huh...where are all the familiar smells? Where do I go? Is this okay?"

MrNiceGuy said...

@noble -- in one comment, you complain about dogs pooping on 12th St. In the next, you complain that funds to make small improvements to a very-well-used dog run should have gone to poor children, instead. Some people just like to whine about everything.....

Anonymous said...

They do? They should be in shelters with their parent(s). If you see kids sleeping in a car call ACS. NYC spends over 2 billion a year on homeless services- they have a budget bigger than the FDNY. There are shelter beds available for anyone who needs one. That has nothing to do with this. NYC spends less than 1 percent of its budget on parks.

Anonymous said...

If it's something you care about start a non profit and raise funds to help them.

Anonymous said...

To Noble N.:

Park users may not realize this but the Tompkins Square dog run relies entirely on community donations for its upkeep and financial support.

Most New York City dog parks are maintained through a public and private trust with New York City Dept. of Parks & Recreation and the user group dedicated to each dog park.

Parks provides the land but dog owners must contribute funding for materials & operations, as well as keep the dog run clean and encourage responsible use.

Anonymous said...

Nothing at all noble about the first comment to this post. As I understand it this upgrade was privately funded.

noble neolani said...

Wow the slightest suggestion that dogs have better lives than poor children really get's dog lovers teeth showing. I know the history of the TSP dog run, I believe the first in the city, there's a bit on Wikipedia about it. I have no problem with dogs just (some) dog owners.... oh wait I mean dog "parents", sign.

Anonymous said...

@noble - meanwhile there are people starving in Africa! Meanwhile we've got a global climate change crisis! Meanwhile there are thousands of homeless drug addicts who aren't getting any help! There are lots of "meanwhiles", but doing good in society is not a zero-sum game, and it's quite narrow-minded for you to think that by funding a small improvement to a dog park means people don't care about other humanitarian causes like poverty or homeless children. Those things aren't going to be written about as often because it takes time to solve those problems and people aren't interested in the 100s of steps to get there. And there's nothing wrong with being a dog "parent" -- animals deserve love too, and to think it's at the expense of children is naive.

Anonymous said...

The 2 dog parks are now a good illustration of Eagleton vs Pawnee.
–Helm